Moving interstate? The single-biggest variable in the cost of your move is the weight of your items. Remove clutter before you move and reducing unnecessary weight, you can save yourself a lot of money.
Books, Magazines, Old Taxes, And Paperwork can really add up! A regular file box often weighs 40 to 50 lbs. once it’s full. If you haven’t picked up the book in years and the tax files are from 10 years ago, chances are you don’t need them. Invest in a shredder and watch the shredded paper turn into savings off your moving bill.
Moving Items In The Garage
Garage Stuff — like old tools, tires, and shelving — can be very heavy. If you have snow tires for a car that you no longer have, there is a good chance you won’t need them when you move to Florida. Go through tools, auto accessories, and yard equipment and ask yourself if you see yourself using them at your new home.
Old Appliances can often be more expensive to ship than they are worth. The older the unit, the heavier they seem to be. A perfectly working fridge that’s been sitting in the same spot for 20+ years may stop working in a week or once you unplug it. Does it make sense to move it hundreds of miles?
Clothing may feel light, but it adds up quickly. A wardrobe box full of clothing can weigh around 70 lbs. If you have items in your closet that you haven’t worn in a while, go through them. If you can’t fit into it, toss it.
Clutter collects in closets, basements, garages, and wherever else you can squeeze it into your house. Realtors hate it, buyers hate it, and so will you when you pay your moving bill. Most homes down South are built on slab foundations and have no basements. Do you want to move something that you’ll have no room for at your new destination? Clean it out before you move to save money, time and a mess!